Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Mechanical Properties

Sam Zhang Nanyang Technological University
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Book $129.95 / £82.00
Publication Date Imprint
06/25/2010 CRC Press
Disciplines ISBN
Nanomaterials 9781420094022
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The first volume in the Handbook of Nanosctructured Thin Films and Coatings set, this book concentrates on the mechanical properties such as hardness, toughness, and adhesion, of thin films and coatings. It discusses processing, properties, and performance, and provides a detailed analysis of theories and size effects. The book presents the fundamentals of hard and superhard nanocomposites and heterostructures, assesses fracture toughness and interfacial adhesion strength of thin films and hard nanocomposite coatings, and covers the processing and mechanical properties of hybrid sol-gel derived nanocomposite coatings. It also uses nanomechanics to optimize coatings for cutting tools and explores various other coatings, such as diamond, metal-containing amorphous carbon nanostructured, and transition metal nitride-based nanolayered multilayer coatings.

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- Useful for veteran researchers and accessible to researchers newer to nanotechnology-related fields

- Covers the state-of-the-art, new trends, and future directions

- Covers mechanical properties of thin films and coatings, including processing, properties, and performance, as well as detailed analysis in theories and size effect.

- Includes a chapter on Electrolytic Deposition of Nanocomposite Coating

- Features informatin on sol-del derived nanocomposite coatings, metal-containing amorphous carbon nanostructured coatings, diamond-like carbon, among others

- Includes a chapter using nanomechanics to optimise coatings for cutting tools

- Discusses plasma polymer films